According to the Acronis Cyberthreats Report 2022, India ranks fourth among Asian countries in terms of doubling its ransomware detection rate to 7.34 percent in the third quarter of 2021 from 3.65 percent in the second quarter of 2021.
The report highlighted that managed service providers (MSPs) are particularly at risk if they use more of their own management tools such as PSA or RMM, which in turn are used against them by cyber criminals, making them increasingly vulnerable to supply chain attacks.
Attacks on MSPs are particularly dangerous because they allow attackers to access your business as well as your customers. As the SolarWinds slump last year and the Kaseya VSA attack in early 2021 showed, one successful attack means hundreds or thousands of SMBs will be paralyzed.
In the second half of 2021, only 20 percent of companies said they had not been attacked – up from 32 percent in the previous year – suggesting that attacks are increasing across the board.
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Candid Wuest, Acronis VP of Cyber Protection Research, said, “The cybercrime industry is a well-oiled machine that leverages cloud and machine intelligence to scale and automate its operations. As the threat landscape continues to grow, we see that the main attack vectors remain the same – and they still work. ”
He added: “Although the attack surface is growing and 2022 will surely bring us surprises, automating cyber protection remains the only route to greater security, reduced risk, lower costs and improved efficiency.”
The report examined attack and threat data collected from the company’s global network of Acronis CPOCs that monitor and investigate cyber threats around the clock. Malware data has been collected from more than 6,50,000 individual endpoints around the world running Acronis Cyber Protect.
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